Averages for Lloret de Mar in November
November is a cool time to visit Lloret de Mar, with daytime temperatures of around 16°C and nighttime temperatures of around 5°C. The Mediterranean Sea is cooling down as well and now averages 18°C, a full four degrees colder than it was in October. You will have to wait until June next year for the sea to reach higher temperatures than this again. It's definitely too cold to lounge on the beach at this time of year, but if you really want to enjo...
November is a cool time to visit Lloret de Mar, with daytime temperatures of around 16°C and nighttime temperatures of around 5°C. The Mediterranean Sea is cooling down as well and now averages 18°C, a full four degrees colder than it was in October. You will have to wait until June next year for the sea to reach higher temperatures than this again. It's definitely too cold to lounge on the beach at this time of year, but if you really want to enjoy a dip in the water, there are plenty of hotels in the resort that have heated pools.
November's average high and low temperatures gradually decrease further in the course of the month. The average daily high temperature of 19°C on November 1st decreases to 14°C on November 30th. The average daily low temperature drops in the same manner, from 8°C in the beginning of the month to a cold 3°C at the end. The average daily temperature in November is 11°C, which is six degrees colder than October and comparable to March.
Even though October already received a whole lot more rain than the previous months, November gets even more – although only a little bit. The total amount of rainfall this month is 82mm, five millimetres more than October. This makes November the second-wettest month of the year when it comes to total precipitation; only May receives more rain. November has 9 days with rainfall, one day less than October, but that is probably due to the fact that November is one day shorter than October. The likelihood of experiencing rain is decreasing in the course of the month though. While November 1st, the wettest day of the month, has 33% chance of precipitation, November 30th, the driest day of the month, has a chance of precipitation of 28%. Thunderstorms have been the most common type of rainfall during the warmer summer months, but in November they are observed on only 16% of the days with rainfall. Now, moderate rain is most likely, occurring on 36% of all rainy days. Drizzle and light rain are other types of precipitation, respectively occurring on 25% and 17% of the days with rainfall.
Cloud cover does not change significantly throughout the month. A slight decrease can be noticed though. The first days of the month are the cloudiest and have 42% of cloud cover; the end of the month is characterised by 38% of cloud cover. November 15th is a representative day and sees clear skies on 42% of the time, partly cloudy skies on 24% of the time and overcast skies on 16% of the time. That's not too bad!
November sees a total decrease in day length of 59 minutes in the course of the month or day-to-day decrease of 2 minutes. November 1st has 10.21 daylight hours, while November 30th has 9.22 hours of daylight left. The amount of sunshine in November is the same as in October: there is an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day. The reason it has stayed the same is because the shortening of the days and slight clearing of the skies cancel each other out.
Where to stay
Hotel Fenals Garden is located in the neighborhood of Fenals, a short distance (900 metres) from the centre of Lloret de Mar and about 350 metres from Fenals Beach. This four-star hotel has 132 rooms spread out across six floors. All rooms are equipped with a satellite TV, full bathroom, air-conditioning, piped music and a balcony offering great views. Additional amenities are a 24-hour reception, an internet corner, a buffet restaurant, a bar and cafeteria, a garden terrace, free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool, a fitness room, sauna, Jacuzzi and so on.
Another four-star hotel, the Fergus Style Plaza Paris Spa lies close to the beachfront and offers accommodation to everyone, from couples to families and groups of friends. Their first-class facilities include an outdoor Jacuzzi, a solarium, a buffet restaurant, free Wi-Fi, a gymnasium and a spa with sensation showers, footbaths, saunas, massage rooms and personalised treatments.
Things to do
An excellent option for an activity on a cool November day is a visit to nearby Girona. This beautiful historic and vibrant town is located only 29 kilometres from Lloret and is an extremely exciting place to visit throughout the year. There's always something going on, whether it is the annual Girona flower season, the parade of the three kings or St George's day. This small and walkable town is chock-full of museums, historic buildings, pretty squares, and countless restaurants and bars.
The city of Girona, Spain, decorated for the flower season.
A major attraction – although only accessible to people older than 18 – in the resort is the Gran Casino Costa Brava. This is one of the largest casinos in Spain and has room for more than a thousand people; the car park can fit up to 500 cars. This enormous palace of entertainment features slots, table games, poker tournaments, three private spaces, a huge auditorium for events, a restaurant, a snack bar, a cocktail bar and a lounge bar. And if that's not enough, the casino is also a part of a complex that includes the luxurious five-star Guitart Monterrey Hotel and an enormous spa and wellness centre. You don't have to gamble to have a good time at the Gran Casino; you can also just go for dinner and drinks and enjoy the live entertainment.
Beautiful street in Girona, Spain. Photo by Maria Rosa Ferre.
Where to eat and drink
While you're at the casino, you should definitely pay a visit to the fabulous Freu Restaurant, which is absolutely one of the better places to eat in the entire resort. This restaurant is part of hotel-casino-spa complex and offers a large Mediterranean menu. The menu can be a bit pricey though, but if you're willing to splurge for a night, this is the place to do it. Dishes include gazpacho, prawn cocktails, lobster, oysters, fish, beef dishes, duck etcetera. Designed by an award-winning architect, the interior of this world-class restaurant is made up of stone, rusty iron, wood and crystal.